Digital Media in Education

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Why Confusion Can Be a Good Thing | MindShift

See on Scoop.itSemantic Hypermedia Storytelling

We all know that confusion doesn’t feel good. Because it seems like an obstacle to learning, we try to arrange educational experiences and training sessions so that learners will encounter as little confusion as possible. But as is so often the case when it comes to learning, our intuitions here are exactly wrong. Scientists have been building a body of evidence over the past few years demonstrating that confusion can lead us to learn more efficiently, more deeply, more lastingly—as long as it’s properly managed.

António Maneira‘s insight:

Semantic hypermedia storyteling provides provides good grounds to increase complexity of content. Its use for educative purposes may provide the needed platform for developing learning materials and learning activities. This article mentions several studies that seem very interesting in this area.

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